8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Join members of the Shoal Creek Conservancy and Travis Audubon Society as we explore a beautiful section of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. Starting at Kingsbury Commons and slowly moving north to Custer’s Meadow, we will look for birds in woodland, riparian, and open meadow habitats. We expect to see our usual year-round and late summer resident birds, such as Carolina Chickadees, Summer Tanagers, Northern Mockingbirds, Downy and Red-bellied woodpeckers, Red-shouldered hawks, Great blue herons, Yellow-crowned Night Heron and possibly the well-camouflaged Green heron. Also, Cliff and Cave swallows nest under the 24th St. bridge. We will also hope to spot a few early fall migrant birds such as Yellow Warbler or Wilson’s Warbler.
Beginners are welcome! TAS field trip leaders Celeste Treadway, Judith Bailey, and Brad James will assist all participants in spotting and hearing the birds we find, and will bring some loaner binoculars for those who don’t have their own. Dress in comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. The walk will be on paved concrete and crushed granite gravel, and will be non-strenuous. Bathrooms are available at the start of the walk.